War of the Rebellion: Serial 001 Page 0489 CHAPTER VI.

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THE SECESSION OF LOUISIANA.

January 10-February 19, 1861.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

January 10, 1861.-United States Arsenal and Barracks at Baton Rouge seized.

11, 1861.-Forts Jackson and Saint Philip seized.

14, 1861.-Fort Pike seized.

26, 1861.-Ordinance of secession adopted.

28, 1861.-Fort Macomb seized.

United States property in the hands of Army officer seized at New Orleans.

February 19, 1861.-United States paymaster's office at New Orleans seized.

REPORTS, ETC.

No. 1.-Bvt. Major Joseph A. Haskin, First U. S. Artillery, of the seizure of the U. S. Arsenal and Barracks at Baton Rouge.

No. 2.-Lieutenant John W. Todd, U. S. Ordnance Department, of the seizure of the arsenal at Baton Rouge.

No. 3.-Ordnance Sergeant H. Smith, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Forts Jackson and Saint Philip.

No. 4.-Ordnance Sergeant D. Wilber, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Fort Macomb.

No. 5.-Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel Abraham C. Myers, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Army, of the seizure of public property in the hands of Army officers at New Orleans.

No. 6.-Major Albert J. Smith, paymaster, U. S. Army, of the seizure of his office at New Orleans.

No. 7.-Extracts from the message of the governor of Louisiana to the State legislature, January 22, 1861.

No. 1. Reports of Bvt. Major Joseph A. Haskin, First U. S. Artillery, of the seizure of the U. S. Arsenal and Barracks at Baton Rouge.

BATON ROUGE, January 10, 1861.

The barracks and arsenal at this place were surrendered this afternoon at 5 p.m., upon demand of the governor of the State, backed by a very superior force. Instructions asked where to proceed.

J. A. HASKIN,

Brevet Major, U. S. Army.

Colonel S. COOPER,

Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.